Sunday, September 25, 2011


Happy Sunday friends! Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststamper is Bensarmom aka Sue. Sue & I joined Splitcoast around the same time & we have been viewing each other's cards & trading comments for years. She's a fabulous stamper and very nice with her comments. So... I was really happy I could play along today. I chose Sue's Christmas Elements card to case.
I used the SU! set "Morning Cup" and the SU!DSP called Paisley Prints. You know, I love blue, and since I haven't had much stamping time, I chose to play with my favorite color in a bunch of shades. Have a fabulous day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Challenge Cards

Hey friends! It has been a while since I posted. It certainly hasn't been my preference. My work has been ultra busy...I've been putting in at least 12 hours a day. My creativity is completely shot when I get home at 7-8pm. I really must find a new job; I mean, really...a girl has gotta' have time for stamping! LOL!

This card is for the Victorine Originals Blog challenge. Today's challenge- make an easel card! How fun. I don't usually do many special folds or techniques so this was just the nudge I needed to finally make an easel card. It was really easy especially after I followed the instructions and video from Beate on Splitcoaststampers. Once I saw the video, my card came together super fast. My base is SU! River Rock, with a layer of white and topped with this cute cloud paper from my huge "Best of K&Company" stack (there's 360 12X12 papers in all colors and styles). I fussy cute the VO branch and owls- the owls were so easy. If you look close you can see what I mean. This little set from Victorine Originals has two additional sentiments- "Owl I always love you" and "Owl be thinking of you". How cute is that!?!
My second card is one from yesterday's Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. The FS for the week is Linda (aka Morningsun47). I chose this card of her's to case. I kept her design; changed up the papers, changed the border, kept the Greeting Card kids image. I left off the greeting and kept some of the brads. I chose this one so I could practice my copic coloring.

That's it for me. I'm hoping for a little more studio time so please don't give up on me.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Always Remember

My heart still aches, my eyes still tear and my hands still pray.
God bless those who lost their life and those who lost loved ones.
Thank you to all who helped directly by providing aid.
Thank you to all who helped indirectly by providing resources. 

My heartfelt gratitude to each and every citizen who has courageously protected 
our country through civilian and military service. 
Now, ten years later, I sleep fearlessly because of you.
A mere thank you seems flippant, but I have no other words to tell you 
how grateful I am to you for making our homeland safe again.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Moxie Fab Felt Flowers

Happy Labor Day, US friends! And here's another post for me today- how crazy is that!?! I made these flowers by using two different colored strips of felt. I put the strips back to back & then twisted while wrapping in a circle. I like the way these turned out. It would be fun to make candy cane mints this way with red and white, don't you think? 

I made this card for the Moxie Fab World challenge to use felt in a new, unique way. I don't know if anyone has ever made flowers like this, but I've not seen anything like this anywhere. I just love the Moxie Fab World and PaperCrafts magazine including the special issues. I just picked up the latest special issue Card Ideas for Paper Crafters. There are tons of great sketches, plus my friend Tenia has a card featured on page 85. Congrats, T on another publication & honor! If you haven't seen her work, check her out. She creates awesome CAS cards. 

Have a great evening! Hugs, 

Hokey Pokey

Hi Friends! I hope your week is starting out just fine. My card today is for the Victorine Originals Blog challenge (every other Monday). This week- make a card using primary colors. I used the super awesome papers from Echo Park called "For the Record". Love 'em! The yellow base layer of my flower is felt which was cut with a nestie die & then I stitched it black embroidery thread, topped with a nestie cut paper flower & added a red button. The highlight of the card is this fun phrase! I love it because it reminds me to not take myself or life too seriously. Have a super day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blue Lace

Happy Weekend!

Here's a card for the Card Positioning Systems Challenge (CPS233). It's a lovely sketch, don't you think? I had a little trouble getting in the groove with this one. I knew I wanted to use my new lace-y Doily from The Angel Company. I just got this stamp set from the new catalog about a week before they announced their closing their doors. I enjoy their products & they have been making rubber stamps for long time, it's sad to see them go.

Here's the sketch:

I used white craft ink & embossed with Zing Vanilla powder for both the lace and the outlined flower. My designer paper is from K & Company; I've had it for a couple of years, but still love it. It's a huge stack of 360 papers with lots of colors and styles. I can always find something to match the project I'm working on this this stack. My stamp is from Studio g.

Have a great evening! Hugs!!